Ok so you probably know by now that we love clothes. Not just a little but a lot. We don’t care what you say but we don’t believe you if you say you hate shopping because quite frankly that little post shop buzz is unbeatable. What we DO get is the pressure of finding something to wear to a special event and not wanting to look like a plonker. THAT we get.
It’s totally understandable to freeze in horror at the thought of dressing for a friend’s wedding or that special Summer party. You obviously want to look like you have made an effort, obviously, but if you are anything like us then too much is just not your style. We always strive to find the right balance between Done & Undone and hope to combine dressed up with dressed down. Confused yet? Yes us too.
We think to achieve the perfect party look you need to make a statement but feel comfortable at the same time, purely the only way to achieve a carefree, stylish look. Elegant but fashionable, 2 words which can sometimes be polar opposites. So when L.K.Bennett asked us to style up some outfits to show what we would wear to a special occasion this Summer we opted for the age old rule of fabulous dress & key statement accessories. The perfect power duo.
London is blooming lovely isn’t it. No really, it’s blooming.
Chelsea Flower Show is currently on and London has literally flourished with flower displays popping up here, there and everywhere. If floral fever has rubbed off on you like it has us you might be reaching for some sartorial blooms so you blend in & here’s our current top picks. A Chelsea camouflage if you like.
Maybe you came across this expecting to Build a Bigger Booty so sorry to disappoint as we are talking Building Brands today. After many years working in the fashion industry as designers slogging it outworking hard to create our own brand and in recent times bloggers & instagrammers too, we wanted to share a few things we have learnt along the way. A few handy hints and titbits if you are looking to build a brand, start a label or just streamline your insta account.
Let’s face it, those Parisian’s do it pretty well. Food, wine but mostly style. Understated, nonchalantly dressed up but dressed down. A whole heap of fabulous sartorial contradictions that blend into enviably outfits. Case in point: Isabel Marant. We’ve been long term #fangirls of the lady and her ability to make things instantly desirable even when on paper it just shouldn’t work. Lace up leather trousers, wedge sneakers and chunky, clunky sandals prove our case in point. All a bit wrong but ooohhhhhh so right. And don’t even get us started on the Editors. Emmanuelle Alt et al know what’s up.
The Bomber is probably THE jacket of the Summer and if you are a fan of mixing in some masculine elements into your feminine wardrobe, like us, they you’ll be doing the emoji praying hands too.
Shapes are slouchy and cropped or long lined and oversize with interesting twists on fabrics or patterns. Its all in the detail. We’ll be wearing ours over pretty tea dresses or a basic tee and denim shorts to add a spot of sport luxe into our SS16 wardrobes. See us styling up our embroidered bombers over on le Gram.
Tradition. Modern women can be a whole heap of contradictions. Paying for the bill. Opening doors. Wanting everything our way. We want the pleasantries but want it on our terms too. We know what we want and how to get it but when it comes to our Big Days somehow something traditional is, well, pretty nice. Even if you have to fight it out with Caitlyn Moran, when it comes to weddings ladies always resort to some sort of convention. What happens in bridal fight club….
It’s a fine line. A balancing act between enough modern but a sprinkling of those lovely old fashioned traditions that make a wedding A Wedding. If you are anything like us, when planning your big day the deliberation over your whole Look is pretty lengthy, how the get the balance right so you feel like You but on a really good day. In Part 2 of our collaboration with Dune London we’ve styled up 2 looks that illustrate both fashion forward vs. traditional options.